Island World of the Sporades & Cyclades: Thessaloniki – Athens

Island World of the Sporades & Cyclades: Thessaloniki – Athens

From EUR €3,695


True Greece: the Sporades
Rebetiko strains are drifting from a taverna, rugged rocks enclose sandy bathing beaches, chapels gleam
white as chalk under a deep blue sky – does this Greek postcard idyll really exist? It does, on the Sporades! With its olive trees and pine forests, monasteries and 60 glorious beaches, Skiathos is considered the most beautiful island by many.

The magic of the Cyclades
Houses like sugar cubes, blue window-frames, narrow winding streets lined with flowers, windmills and small churches – Mykonos, perhaps the most famous of the Cycladic islands, could have come straight from a book. Set against fishing boats bobbing in the harbour, elegant restaurants, quaint taverns and sophisticated cafés are perfect for whiling away the hours, and the promenade offers visitors a spectacular view of a romantic sunset.

The charming capital of the Cyclades
Ermoupolis, capital of the island of Syros and the entire Cyclades, was built on two hills and is a unique architectural accomplishment. A great number of monumental neo-classical buildings create the impression of a sophisticated city. As you ascend, the opulence and vastness give way to a maze of narrow passages, creating a more medieval atmosphere. And no matter where you are in this city, the cafés and taverns are filled with Greeks alone, and tourists are nowhere to be seen.

A lecturer accompanies the trip
Exciting topics, background information and fascinating facts – our expert offers talks on a whole range of subjects from his specialist field.

Trip Name
Island World of the Sporades & Cyclades: Thessaloniki – Athens
Vessel Type: Tall Ship (Sailing) Length: 109 metres Passenger Capacity: 64 Built / refurbished: 1931 / 2011 Sea Cloud is a ship with a soul, imbued by the original owners, Marjorie Merriweather Post and her husband E.F. Hutton in the 1930’s. The ship has played host to royalty, known service in wartime, and sailed the world over. She is a vessel of incomparable grace that harks back to the golden age of ship travel. Once you’ve been on Sea Cloud under full sail, you’ll begin your own love affair. Welcome aboard a legend Sea Cloud accommodates 58 guests in 28 outside cabins including two original owner’s suites that still feature original marble baths and fireplaces. At 360 feet she is an expansive ship with extensive public spaces on the top deck, where we luxuriate in deck chairs and watch the crew of 18 go aloft in the web of riggings to hand-set her 30 sails. Her dining room is hung with marine oil paintings of the period and accommodates all guests at once for a single seating. We’ll gather in the lounge each evening for Recap. Life aboard is a uniquely pleasing mix of elegance and informality—a return to the golden age of sailing in shorts and deck shoes. You’ll find all shipboard services impeccable.  Discover the romance of tall ship sailingExperience something many people don’t know exists in the 21st century—the romance of life under square sails. Discover the thrill of standing on deck as Sea Cloud gently glides through the water, her crew aloft in the riggings, running out and reefing sails. Settle in to your favorite areas on the top deck and bask in the incomparable experience of traveling aboard the finest tall ship to ever sail the seas. Lose yourself in an adventure that, in this day and age, is almost unimaginable. Please note deck and suite plans are indicative only and may vary slightly.


Day 1 - Day 1 Thessaloniki/Greece
Day 2 - Day 2 Skiathos/Sporades
Day 3 - Day 3 Mykonos/Cyclades
Day 4 - Day 4 Naxos/Cyclades & Syros/Cyclades
Day 5 - Day 5 Syros/Cyclades
Day 6 - Day 6 Folégandros/Cyclades
Day 7 - Day 7 At sea
Day 8 - Day 8 Athens (Piraeus)/Greece
Day 9 - Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
03-07-202010-07-2020EUR €3,695GTY Double Cabin
03-07-202010-07-2020EUR €4,195Category 5
03-07-202010-07-2020EUR €4,855Category 4
03-07-202010-07-2020EUR €5,355GTY Single Cabin
03-07-202010-07-2020EUR €5,595Category 3
03-07-202010-07-2020EUR €6,055Category 2
03-07-202010-07-2020EUR €6,355Category 1
03-07-202010-07-2020EUR €7,295Category C
03-07-202010-07-2020EUR €7,795Category B
03-07-202010-07-2020EUR €8,355Category A


    • True Greece: the Sporades
    • The magic of the Cyclades
    • The charming capital of the Cyclades
    • A lecturer accompanies the trip